Diversity Minor Blog

March 16, 2018

Apply Today: CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Internship

I am pleased to announce that the CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Internship Program is now accepting applications!  Students can spend Summer quarter working as interns with UW faculty-led start-up companies, seeking to transfer research to real-world applications.  Participants will build upon their strengths and learn about intellectual property and entrepreneurship through hands-on teamwork with an emerging company.


Each Innovation Scholar will receive a $5,000 scholarship and earn course credit.


Students with backgrounds in art, biology, botany, business, chemistry, civil & environmental engineering, computer science & engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, microbiology, linguistics, neuroscience, physics, public health, psychology, speech & hearing sciences, statistics, visual communications, web design and more should apply.  Nine different internships are available this year, across a broad spectrum of engineering, bilingual learning and translation, health sciences, and natural sciences. 


WHAT: CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars

WHEN: Summer 2018 (June 18 – August 17)

EARN: $5,000 and course credit

DEADLINE: Monday, April 9, 2018 at 11:59pm



Students from all three campuses are invited to apply.  All internships will be at/near the Seattle campus.  Only degree-seeking UW undergraduate students are eligible (students graduating in Summer 2018 or later are eligible; Winter or Spring quarter graduates are not eligible).  This program is made possible by CoMotion and the Mary Gates Endowment for Students.

Please send questions specific to the CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation internship program to Janice North at jlnorth@uw.edu. General question regarding Mary Gates Scholarships should be directed to mgates@uw.edu.